2615

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2615
Date 13 March 1944
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993

Description

A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following reports on Southern Europe: of the results of Allied bombing raids on Rome, covering March 1-3, noting some damage was caused to the Vatican; on the Russian Front: that the 6th Army is soon to be completely encircled, on March 9, describing heavy German losses with some regiments now being down to some 80-100 survivors; Naval Headlines, covering U-boat communications and events in the Far East; from the Japanese ambassador in Berlin, a report of March 7 on the results of an Allied daylight raid on Berlin the previous day, the first such raid on this scale; from the Siamese minister in Berlin, a report of March 8 on an Allied daylight raid on Berlin on March 6, there being no German Air Force (GAF) fighter reaction and that the Allied aircraft dropped propaganda leaflets; and also an item on major developments in Finland which were still being withheld from the German public, with Finland possibly being a second Italy in the making; from the Turkish minister in Stockholm, detailing Swedish attempts to broker a peace agreement between Finland and the Soviet Union, on March 9; and from the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara, a message of March 9 to the Turkish ambassadors in London, Moscow and Washington on future Soviet intentions, namely an advance through Europe along the Danube.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 13 March 1944 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
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